Menswear

Brooks Bros made-to-measure program: Martin Greenfield

Brooks Brothers offers three lines of MTM: Golden Fleece Made by Martin Greenfield, the Golden Fleece is Brooks Brothers’s highest quality MTM suit and starts at $1,250 for Super 100 fabrics (book A), $1,250 for Super 120s (book B), $1,650 for Super 130s (book E) and can go as high as $2,850 (Super 160s Loro …

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Shopping guide for short & slim men

For men of short and slim stature, it is remarkably difficult to find clothing off-the-rack that fits well. If you’re off a standard deviation or two from the typical RTW sizes, then you have essentially two strategies. First, you can try your chances by finding a designer brand that cuts their suits, jackets, shirts trousers …

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Casualwear: A list of the “best” blue jeans by aficionados

I enjoy wearing denim jeans but I’m not a keen fan as some are. I’ve only worn Levi’s and Calvin Klein, which, as I understand it, barely scratches the surface on denim wear. So for all you fans of Paper Denim & Cloth, Nudie, Diesel, etc., here’s a list of the top 10 blue jeans …

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Robb Report’s list of top 10 US tailors

As a reference for those doing research on American bespoke tailors, I reproduce here the “best” US tailors from the August 2002 issue of the Robb Report: Joe Centofanti, Philadelphia Chris Despos, Chicago William Fioravanti, New York Christian Garcia, Coral Gables, Fla. Anthony Gasbarri, Los Angeles [passed away August 2003] Leonard Logsdail, New York Manuel …

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Genres of dressing: RTW v. MTM v. Bespoke

Most men in their sartorial journey start out with off-the-rack clothing known as ready-to-wear (RTW). The lion’s share of the $50 billion US menswear industry goes to RTW sales of suits, jackets, trousers, dress and sports shirts, etc. RTW apparel are characterized by the fixed nature of their construction and features. RTW suits for example …

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